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We’ve reopened in accordance with CDC, O.S.H.A., and State Dental Board guidelines to responsibly resume seeing our patients for regular dental appointments and treatment. We want to assure you of the measures we take to maintain a clean and safe environment so you can continue to receive needed dental care without fear or concern.
Significant dental trauma, whether from a sports injury or household accident, can impact the mouth and cause significant pain, bleeding, and other complications. In a scenario such as this, you will likely need to apply some basic oral first-aid while seeking professional treatment from a dentist like Dr. Duke Kim. Sometimes, a hard blow to the face could convey enough…Continue reading
You brush twice a day and floss once a day. What else can you do to take care of your smile? Chew gum! Sugarless gum, that is. But how does this help your smile? To understand how chewing gum can help, we must understand some basic things about the mouth system. First, cavities form by acid on your teeth. This…Continue reading
Your teeth are intended to have the durability to handle chewing common foods. Yet as hard as your teeth are, there are still times when tooth enamel can be chipped or fractured. Minor dental fractures are sometimes associated with a bad oral habit, such as using your teeth as improvised tools, nibbling on desktop items, or failing to use a…Continue reading
If you’re interested in knowing all about night guards in Arlington VA, then you have come to the right blog. Our dentist, Dr. Duke Kim, is happy to tell you all about night guards so you can use them properly and understand them more. Night guards are reliable appliances that can help protect your teeth and jaw if you have bruxism…Continue reading
Having a good brushing technique is more than just brushing your chompers back and forth until you get tired of scrubbing. In fact, there are habits you can pick up that can help you have the most effective brushing routine possible. Our dentist, Dr. Duke Kim, is more than happy to tell you all about those habits today! Brush your…Continue reading
It is recommended by the American Dental Association that cleaning one’s teeth and gums daily help prevent cavities and gum disease. Cleaning your pearly whites with a toothbrush is effective at removing oral debris and dental plaque but it isn’t ideally suited to clean between the teeth and around the gumline. That is why you need to floss those areas,…Continue reading
Dr. Duke Kim offers his Arlington VA dental patients the latest advancement in oral cancer detection, the Velscope® Technology. This diagnostic tool is simple, painless, and is an instrumental aide when diagnosing oral health problems, including cancer. Dr. Duke Kim, a respected Virginia dentist, is inviting patients to experience the benefits of early cancer detection with routine oral cancer screenings. Dr.…Continue reading
Basic oral hygiene, while not complicated, does require some time and commitment. Brushing and flossing your teeth, along with regular visits to your dentist are key in maintaining a healthy smile. To brush your teeth effectively, you need to spend at least two minutes in the morning and evening. Hold your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to your teeth, and…Continue reading
Braces have been seen as a rite of passage for children and teenagers. For years, a mouth full of metal was considered standard-issue for young people, but now, more adults are straightening their teeth. While a better-aligned smile may be the goal, many adults, and for that matter teens, would like to avoid the time and effort that are required…Continue reading
Dr. Duke Kim offers his Arlington VA sleep apnea patients new Continuous Open Airway Therapy (COAT)®
Dr. Duke Kim, a respected Virginia dentist, is now inviting new patients to experience the benefits of oral appliance therapy. Dr. Kim offers the latest technology, the Continuous Open Airway Therapy (COAT)® by SomnoMed, to offer an easy solution for treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Dr. Kim strongly supports not only treating immediate symptoms such as excessive daytime sleepiness, snoring and…Continue reading